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  • VP in IB - Gen
Dec 7, 2021 - 3:59pm

Numbers are being given at RBC this week - so far reports are bonuses are very very high

  • Associate 1 in IB - Cov
Dec 8, 2021 - 8:58pm

Bonuses Canadian

Assoc 1: 150-195

assoc2 : 190- 230

assoc: 245 - 275

vp1: 280 - 455 (yes 455)

Great year overall and bonuses seems to be at 1x of salary minimum

  • VP in IB - Gen
Dec 9, 2021 - 12:05pm

When does GS pay bonuses?  Isn't it in Q1?  Everyone speculates about bonuses before receiving but with wildly different degrees of accuracy.

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Dec 10, 2021 - 11:19am

Anyone work at Qatalyst? will An1 total comp be 250k this year?

edit: MS thrown by another salty non-Qatalyst/Centerview analyst 

  • Associate 1 in IB - Gen
Dec 10, 2021 - 5:36pm

In Europe, for ASOs/VPs flat yoy. Money went to ANLs/MDs. Will be interesting to see if mgmt did the right thing or if all the VPs leave.

Surprised at Associate. Less exits for VPs but associates can jump ship pretty quickly 

Dec 10, 2021 - 6:22pm

From what I've heard, some got paid extremely well and some were underwhelmed (though still up incrementally). The more senior, the bigger the bump versus last year. VPs and SVPs bonuses seem to be up ~30-60%. 

  • VP in IB - Gen
Dec 13, 2021 - 1:37pm

RBC VP1 - 350 to 450k bonus, base bump to $275k (up 25k).  Associates got high numbers as well, hearing around $300k for top bucket AS3

  • VP in IB - Gen
Dec 17, 2021 - 12:36am


awesome!! what's the VP1 bonus range generally at BBs and EBs?

precovid was like 250 to 300 at BBs and about 100k higher at EBs

Dec 17, 2021 - 7:27pm

I'll make the same post I have to make every year - everyone needs to calm down. The majority of US banks won't communicate numbers until mid-January and 90% of this thread is purely speculative until after the first of the year. Let's all just calm down and give it another 2-3 weeks here and this thread will really get rolling at that time. 

Dec 18, 2021 - 2:03pm


I'll make the same post I have to make every year - everyone needs to calm down. The majority of US banks won't communicate numbers until mid-January and 90% of this thread is purely speculative until after the first of the year. Let's all just calm down and give it another 2-3 weeks here and this thread will really get rolling at that time. 

Worthless post. RBC + Jefferies + other Canadian banks already sent out numbers

people should obviously post as they hear

  • Associate 3 in IB - Cov
Dec 19, 2021 - 12:58pm

Hey guys - as you receive bonuses, talk to friends, and compare on this forum - remember that there are still not standard promo cycles. Some banks are 3 year analyst cycles, some are 2.5, I think some are even 2. And then at associate some weird things happen as well, with stubs or not, 3 vs 3.5 vs 4, heard Goldman has some Associate zero thing, etc. Basically I think it can take anywhere from 5-6.5 years to make VP. 

So just keep in mind it's tough to broadly compare Asssociate I comp for instance, without that promo cycle info. 

  • Associate 3 in IB - Cov
Dec 20, 2021 - 4:01pm

Lol guys. Pretty benign comment, trying to just give a reminder for thinking through differences in comp, not saying don't post comp info… I'll share mine when I get it. 

Jan 13, 2022 - 7:21am

Think he's saying that the bonuses % of salary is the same as it used to be (the above is 25% which isn't unheard of for top bucket) and since base salaries were increased over the summer, the total bonus number is higher

  • Associate 2 in IB-M&A
Jan 13, 2022 - 10:41am

not LAZ/EVR since their As1 are paid 200 base

  • Analyst 2 in PE - LBOs
Jan 13, 2022 - 10:44am

How have your hours been the past year / could you have made time for the gym several times a week?

I'm at Barclays, strong background all around and thinking of lateraling to another shop for associate stint. Been here for WLB/culture > pay but it's been really rough so I'm saying fuck it and would rather be paid more if I'm getting worked, and my YE bonus is shite in 5 months or whatever.

  • Associate 2 in IB-M&A
Jan 13, 2022 - 3:22pm

I don't think any worse or better than any of my friends across the street. 

Of course I could have made time for the gym - but that's every associate at any bank. You control your own time for the most part and if you want to cut out, it's very easily done. Obviously there are situations but if you plan well and manage up it should be easy.  

  • Associate 2 in IB-M&A
Jan 13, 2022 - 7:46am

MS / Citi. Hot sector coverage. Asso2 all in 335K. Disappointed 

  • Analyst 2 in IB - Gen
Jan 13, 2022 - 7:51am

Thanks for sharing and sorry to hear you're disappointed. For context, what would you have expected in a "typical" year to figure out what % higher this is?

  • VP in S&T - Other
Jan 13, 2022 - 12:20pm

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  • Intern in IB - Cov
Jan 13, 2022 - 2:35pm

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  • Analyst 3+ in IB - CB
Jan 13, 2022 - 3:27pm

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  • Analyst 2 in IB - Cov
Jan 18, 2022 - 10:54am

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